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Lance Armstrong's War is the extraordinary story of greatness pushed to its limits; a vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of perhaps the most accomplished athlete of our time as he vies for a historic sixth straight victory in the toughest sporting event on the planet. It is the true story of a superlative sports figure fighting on all fronts—made newly vulnerable by age, fate, fame, doping allegations, a painful divorce, and an unprecedented army of challengers—while mastering the exceedingly difficult trick of being Lance Armstrong, a combination of world-class athlete, celebrity, regular guy, and, for many Americans, secular saint.

With a new afterword by the author, featuring in-depth reporting on:

Armstrong's unprecedented seventh consecutive Tour de France victory New blood doping allegations Armstrong's continuing personal and legal battles, and his retirement

A fascinating journey through the little-known landscape of professional bike racing, Lance Armstrong's War provides a hugely insightful look into the often inspiring, always surprising core of a remarkable athlete and the world that shapes him.

Published: HarperCollins on Mar 17, 2009
ISBN: 9780061746482
List price: $10.99
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The author, Daniel Coyle, moved in with Armstrong during the year preceding his 6th win at the Tour de France. I'm a huge LA fan, active in the cancer advocacy movement, so don't try to badmouth LA in front of me without expecting me to argue a bit.But Coyle accomplishes true balanced reporting here. The book is riviting, the pages turn effortlessly, as he introduces us to Lance's obsessive training regimen and the day-to-day life of readying his body for the grueling ride.What I loved most here is that Armstrong comes off as real, not all good, not all bad. He's no god, he's flawed like the rest of us. But Coyle truly captures the complexity of the man, as well as the sport.read more
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Lance is a very focused guy. Maybe a little too focused on himself but I guess you have to be to overcome cancer and achieve so much. Very sorry to hear that Lance and Sheryl Crow split up.read more
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Don't you just love biographies? This book not only display LA as a person with all his strengths and flaws, but it also opened up my eyes to sport of cycling. The page kept turning, I just couldn't put the book down.read more
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The author, Daniel Coyle, moved in with Armstrong during the year preceding his 6th win at the Tour de France. I'm a huge LA fan, active in the cancer advocacy movement, so don't try to badmouth LA in front of me without expecting me to argue a bit.But Coyle accomplishes true balanced reporting here. The book is riviting, the pages turn effortlessly, as he introduces us to Lance's obsessive training regimen and the day-to-day life of readying his body for the grueling ride.What I loved most here is that Armstrong comes off as real, not all good, not all bad. He's no god, he's flawed like the rest of us. But Coyle truly captures the complexity of the man, as well as the sport.
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Lance is a very focused guy. Maybe a little too focused on himself but I guess you have to be to overcome cancer and achieve so much. Very sorry to hear that Lance and Sheryl Crow split up.
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Don't you just love biographies? This book not only display LA as a person with all his strengths and flaws, but it also opened up my eyes to sport of cycling. The page kept turning, I just couldn't put the book down.
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Really liked this book...it was honest. And since Le Tour is going on right now it seemed an appropriate book to read!
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The best thing is that the book is not strictly about Lance, but the stories of many athletes that struggle to make it in cycling and the atmosphere of the sport and Tour de France. The author's interjections are not an annoyance, but a colorful and humorous insight into endurance sports, but then again I also appreciate Hurricane Bob.
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